For Iowa’s Flying Tigers — Spring Nesting Season Has Arrived

For Iowa’s Flying Tigers — Spring Nesting Season Has Arrived

Feb 17, 2016

At long last, spring has finally arrived. Well, maybe not for you and me. We’re going to have to wait awhile. But for resident great horned owls, the change of seasons is here. Often referred to as ‘Hoot Owl’, the great horned is the very first bird to begin nesting in Iowa each year. The species’ moonlight serenades are one of the most familiar sounds...

Winter Robins

Winter Robins

Feb 6, 2016

For a lot of folks, the appearance of the year’s first robin is an exciting event — a sure and welcome sign of spring. Or is it? For a growing number of North Iowans, catching a glimpse of the year’s first robin has already been checked off the 2016 Outdoor Bucket List; and I think it’s safe to say that spring is still a long way off.   From...